From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—In this sequel to In the Cards: Love
(S & S, 2007), 13-year-old Eve wants to become a star but everything seems to be working against her. The director of the school musical does not like her, and her dad thinks she should concentrate on bringing up her grades. But when the tarot cards reveal that Cabaret
could be her first step to stardom, and when she finds out that a famous director may be in the audience, she decides to try out. She gets a part—not the leading role she wanted—but decides to stick with it and in doing so has to deal with the gossip, the meanness, and the jealousy of other cast members. With an unexpected conclusion and a lot of fun and intrigue, this story has it all—friendship, falling "in love," mischief, mayhem, humor, and a lot of growing up. The characters are fairly well developed and the plot moves along effortlessly. Readers do not have to be familiar with the first book to enjoy this one.—Janet Hilbun, Texas Woman's University, Denton
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About the Author
is the author of the bestselling novel The True Meaning of Cleavage
, which Meg Cabot called "Laugh-out-loud funny and way twisted!" She is also the author of Head Games
, Crunch Time
, and two previous books in the In the Cards series, Love
Mariah accepts that cats are her superior in every way and would never dream of insulting one by trying to own it. However, she has been reading tarot cards since she was a teenager, and while she knows that it is lame to believe in fortune-telling, her readings keep coming true, so she keeps doing them. She has even written a tarot guide called The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot.
She lives with her husband, son, and basset hound in Jackson Heights, New York. Visit her online at www.mariahfredericks.com or www.myspace.com/mariahfredericks.